ΤΕΤΤΤΙΞ (pronounced tétttix) means cicada.
In the summer of 2017, Michalis Paraskakis founded
an ensemble for contemporary music and music-theatre, based in Athens and Chania, in Greece.
ΤΕΤΤΤΙΞ consists of 9 instrumentalists and 3 composers.
Its combination is unique, away from the usual standard formation, something that will lead to the creation of new repertoire. ΤΕΤΤΤΙΞ will focus primarily on music newly composed or after the 90s. At the same time ΤΕΤΤΤΙΞ
will include important and/or neglected masterpieces
of the second half of the 20th century. Last but not least,
it will very often include a wide variety of music, such as pop, rock, electronic and traditional, always brought into
the frame of the ensemble.
One of its main concerns is to make its performances
a unified, single-flow "spectacle" that does not follow the typical concert procedure. For that we will bring together artists from different fields (theatre, choreography, cinema, architecture), to work in collaboration with ΤΕΤΤΤΙΞ to stage and direct our performances.
Guido de Flaviis˘saxophones
Charis Pazaroulas˘double bass